What? Your passive hostility is unwarranted in this discussion and it doesn’t negate the “fact” that its physical sales were 90% down by Absolution. Don’t believe me? Look it up.
Never said it was a primary qualifier for a great sales performance but in many cases it could hold bearing(Fortnite, RDR2, GTAV, PUBG etc). Also, yes the game indeed has very little traffic on gaming websites and I have seen journalists from websites like Forbes and Push Square saying that any articles surrounding HITMAN 2 gains very few clicks for them. These factors may look trivial to you on the surface but it could still hold weight.
Also, I like how you completely ignored the part about the game being discounted by 30% on many retail websites whereas titles like RDR2 are still being sold for a full $60 even today. I don’t know about you but normally a game having its price drop down by 30% barely a week after release isn’t exactly a comforting indicator for its sales.
Another thing you completely ignored was me saying near the end of my comment that there is a chance that sales figures could boost up. I am not saying we will NEVER have a Season 3(I want S3) but I am saying that if sales figures continue to be disappointing(at least if IOI finds them to be) then don’t be surprised if it has a negative impact on the development of the next game.